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FOX News
Jan 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
the outgoing pentagon chief set to lift the two decades' old ban on women serving on the front lines. plus, after months of delays, secretary clinton testifies on bernanke. -- benghazi. >> we had no doubt there were terrorists militants they killed our people. >> we were mislead there were supposedly protests and something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some americans. what the difference at this point does it make? >> shepard: secretary clintons testifying for the first time about the attack in libya. and facing fierce criticism. >> i'm glad that you're accepting responsibility. i think that ultimately with your leaving you accept the culpability for the worse tragedy since 9/11. i really mean that. >> shepard: tonight, her responses, the emotional moments. >> i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers and sons and daughters. >> shepard: and what we still do not know about the attack in
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
states military. the pentagon will let women serve in hundreds of thousands of combat jobs. lots of women know all too well you don't have to go to the front lines to end up in combat. we'll get reaction from some of our men and women in uniform. plus word of a secret meeting about chandra levy. she's the former capitol hill intern who disappeared back in 2001 and her father says he's worried about what this new meeting might mean for her convicted killer. the new murder mystery from the journalists of fox news on this thursday fox report >> shepard: the enemy's bullet don't discriminate by gend examiner soon no longer will the u.s. military. panetta and the joint chief chairman announced they were lifting the ban on women in combat, one that stood since 1994. >> not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> shepard: of course, women have been fighting and dying for this country for years. as battlefield lines have blurred, more women have found she was in the middle of the action. in fact, in afghanistan and iraq alone, nearly is thousa
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 2:35am EST
in a few years. >> perhaps. >>> history is being made today at the pentagon. the defense secretary is lifting the ban against women serving in combat. the change will begin taking place this spring. cindy mcnally testified yesterday before congress about sexual assaults in the military. she says the combat restriction did more harm than good. >> being able to do the job should be the standard, not whether you are male or female. i believe as leaders, we took our eye off the ball and enabled a climate where troops became vulnerable. >> not everyone agrees with today's decision. a republican lawmaker from arkansas says women are not physically capable of combat duty, because they don't have the upper body strength or the endurance. others worry that women in the military could increase the sexual atmosphere of those serving on the ground. >>> in india today, a trial begins for five men accused of the brutal rape and murder of a young woman. the case sparked widespread protests. the suspects are accused of attacking the woman and her male friend after she boarded a bus last month. she
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 2:30am PST
. we have a lot going on today including a new amounsment by the pentagon that for the first time will allow women to join men on the front lines of combat. plus -- >> you stuck to the script. you knew that something was amiss. >> correct. >> why? >> well, if anybody puts themselves in my situation, put yourself in my situation. >> manti te'o opens up to katie couric about why he lied about his girlfriend after finding out she was a fake. we'll show you more of that interview straight ahead. first, we have a lot to get to live here at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. starting with confirmation hearings beginning today for the man nominated to be the next secretary of state, senator john kerry is slated to go to the committee. it is the panel he chaired since 2009. kerry had not expected to draw that much resistance. let's put him if a little perspective politically. kerry served as president obama's mock debate partner during his re-election campaign. but he has pressured the administration at times urging the white house last year to speed up with the draul of u.s. troops f
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 2:35am EST
the pentagon lifts its ban on women serving on the front lines. the change opens the way for thousands of female service members to serve in combat and elite commando units and increase their chances of moving into the highest military ranks. >>> there could be a break in the case of a philadelphia pediatrician who was strangled and burned. sources say an exterminator is being questioned. the body of melissa katanuti was found tied up and set on fire in her basement monday. the suspect was seen on surveillance tape near the home. >>> in new hampshire, a baby girl is on the road to recovery two weeks after a freak accident nearly killed her. 20-month-old olivia smith was on a chair coloring with her new pencils when she fell. a bright orange pencil pierced her skull, penetrating four inches into her brain. >> i didn't say anything, but i remember my 3-year-old saying the pencil is in her head. >> if you go in at a 45 degree angle, it was about 2 1/2 inches sticking out. >> olivia suffered a stroke in the hospital, but is now recovering. surgeons say the pencil picked a perfect path, jus
FOX
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
.  >>> pentagon chief panetta makes it official opening combat positions to women. they should have to meet the same standard as men. panetta says the qualifications for women will not be lowered and spoke of the increased opportunity for female warriors. >> as we all know, there are no guarantees of success. not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> some roles in the special forces like navy seals and the army's delta force may take longer to open up. defense officials say military chiefs have until may 15th to report on their implementation plans. >>> u.s. schools are bracing for sweeping changes. education department says students with disabilities deserve a fair shot to play on traditional sports team. today officials will issue a directive telling schools must provide equal and alternative options. >>> hello, there. >> how are you? >> good, how are you? snow is on the way, not perfect with the afternoon commute. >> similar to yesterday? >> i think sort of a repeat performance. an inch. few spots will do a little better than that.
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 4:09pm PST
enough to enter. >> still to come, the pentagon plans to open new doors to women in the military. meaning women actually fighting on the front line. and manti te'o admits he lied. e. but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy, increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure. men with breast cancer or who have or might have prostate cancer, and women who are or may become pregnant or are breastfeeding, should not use androgel. serious side effects include worsening of an enlarged pro
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 8:00pm PST
for watching. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> the pentagon makes a bombshell announcement about women fighters. and apple shares plummet after hours. and, wow, it's cold out there. so let's talk about global warming. and hillary clinton gets heated. the man on the other end is our guest. guest. let's go "outfront." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, showdown over benghazi. secretary of state hillary clinton was on capitol hill today. she faced really tough questions from the senate and the house about the september 11th terror attack in libya that killed the united states ambassador and three other americans. >> we were misled that there were supposedly protests and something sprang out of that and that was easily ascertained that was not the fact and the american people could have known that within days. and they didn't know that. >> with all due respect, the fact is, we had four dead americans, was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some ameri
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 4:30am EST
led to the shooting. police of not release information on a suspect. >> the pentagon will announce today an historic change in policies regarding female service members. defense secretary leon panetta will lift a long serving a ban on women serving in combat. women could soon be eligible for jobs on the front line or with a lead commando unit. a woman reservist to file the lawsuit praised the move. >> if it was to keep us safer, i am living proof it does not keep us safer. >> critics question whether women have the strength and stamina for the job and whether their presence would hurt units of togetherness. >> there is a confirmation hearing today for john kerry president obama's choice to be the next secretary of state. john kerry says he will divest holdings in dozens of companies in order to avoid possible conflicts of interest. >> that a heated exchange involving secretary clinton. she was defiant at times during her testimony on the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. >> we have no doubt they were terrorists. there were militants, they attacked us, killed our people off. but wh
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 2:00am PST
cold causes misery and takes more li lives. >>> the right to fight. for the first time the pentagon will allow women in combat on the front lines. >> that's huge news. >>> a defiant north korea threatening more nuclear tests and calling the u.s. its sworn enemy. that breaking overnight. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start," i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. thursday, january 24th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started here. up first if you are still wrapped up in your blankets you may want to stay right where you are. >> do not move. >> that bitter cold blast is gripping much of the country and it's not expected to go away anytime soon. people were mummified on the street with the temperature plunging to single digits. even for late january this is ridiculous for these parts. the u.s. is feeling like 33 below in some areas. today the south could see subfreezing temperatures and wind chills and ice where people are not used to driving in winter weather. and where places are not used to preparing for those crazy temperatures either. authorities say three peo
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 10:00pm PST
be seismic partisan political consequences. we start, though, at the pentagon with our chris lawrence. this is pretty groundbreaking stuff. after women flying helicopters, handling bomb-sniffing dogs, being combat medics, getting assigned to submarines, this is really the last great barrier to come down, right? >> you're exactly right, anderson. you're talking about army infantry, marine recon units and even potentially special operations forces. this was sort of the big glass ceiling that had not been broken yet. you mentioned those other ones. the army recently opened up special ops aviation, that women could be pilots and crew members on aviation flights, for special operations forces. but this potentially opens up nearly a quarter of a million jobs to women in the military. >> what's the timeline on this? i mean, it doesn't happen all at once. >> no, it's not like tomorrow all these jobs are going to open all at once. some will open fairly quickly. the easiest ones to integrate where you've got a lot of women already sort of attached or working at a battalion level. those could be
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
to doing the job. they are fighting and dying together. >> reporter: and so the pentagon announced today that women will now be allowed to serve in direct combat roles. the new policy lifts a 1994 ban. >> not everybody is going to be able to be a combat soldier but everybody is entitled to a chance. >> reporter: women already make up 15% of the one and a half million active duty military people. more than 150 have died in afghanistan and iraq. a congresswoman was a helicopter pilot who lost both of her legs. >> america's daughters just as capable of defending as the sons. >> reporter: under the new policy women will be able to be a part of infantry units if they meet the physical requirements. >> physically i think it'll be really hard. women aren't built the same way as men. i think there is going to be a lot of discrimination. >> reporter: units will have the opportunity to seek waivers to stop women from taking certain jobs but they have to be approved by the defense secretary. a vast majority support women but there are critics. a young soldier told abc that women are designed to
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
at the benghazi hearings. will it help or hurt a possible presidential run? >>> for the first time the pentagon gives women the right to serve in combat. >>> and hay, farmers don't have enough and some are going to extremes to get it. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> it's very, very cold. the wind is definitely cutting in to me. >> a brutal cold front freezes over the northeast. >> windchill advisories in at least a dozen states from north dakota to new england. >> the frigid arctic air mass for schools to close can pose transportation problem. >>> scientists say it dice to strange phenomenon called january. >> something sprang out of that. >> hillary clinton took the hot seat, testifyinging t inabout t deadly terror attack. >> with all due respect, we have four dead americans. sit because of a protest or because four guys walking outside one night decided to kill some americans. what difference at this point does it make? >>> groundbreaking decision in the pentagon. >> women have been fighting and dying and bleeding for this nation in combat
KOFY
Jan 23, 2013 9:00pm PST
>>> a ground breaking move by the u.s. military. why the pentagon is lifting the ban on women in combat. >>> plus -- >>> we were misled. there was supposedly protests. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out for a welcome one night who decided they would go kill some americans. >> hillary clinton gets heated takes the fall. >> one of silicon valley's most profitable companies falls victim to the curse of high expectations. >>> and spencer is here with the weather. >> here in the accuweather center. the forecast center. wet weather blankets the bay >>> well, after a long string of dry days it is raining outside tonight. this is a live picture of the embarcadero in san francisco. the street sparkling with the raindrops. the rain may have contributed to this rollover accident in petaluma. thankfully no one was injured. let's get to spencer christian sw live doppler 7hd. spencer? >> a taste of what we expect mid to late january to look like. as you can see on live doppler 7hd we have mainly light rain blanketing most of the bay area but p
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 4:00am PST
in order to talk to afghan women and children. pentagon correspondent barbara starr is following these developments for us this morning. where is the major opposition to this coming from, barbara? >> reporter: well, good morning, soledad. there are some groups that are opposing it because they have concerns about women serving in the military, frankly, and have had those concerns for years. but in the case of this, bipartisan support largely. once the joint chiefs endorsed the idea, hard to oppose them. nonetheless, senator john mccain is one of the senators articulating his view, his concern that rigorous physical standards be maintained if women are going to serve in dangerous units like infantry, special forces, then he is saying the rigorous standards must apply to them as well for everyone's safety in those types of situations. you know it's going to raise a really interesting prospect the next time the military goes on a raid to get somebody like osama bin laden, will women be along. soledad. >> so what do women think about this -- overall about lifting its ban? >> reporter
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 3:00am PST
of the show, the pentagon today will announce that women will now be allowed to serve in full combat roles. at first they'll be phased into roles working as medics and manning artillery, but eventually they could serve in elite commando units directly in the line of fire. for the past ten years, u.s. military women have served at the front lines in both iraq and afghanistan but never in combat. 152 women have been killed in the course of both conflicts. of course, we've been talking around the table about this. there are some contrarian points of view. >> yeah, there's a piece on the op-ed page of "the wall street journal" this morning. ryan smith is a marine infantrymen that served in iraq. he writes about "the reality that awaits women in combat. societal norms are a reality, and their maintenance is important to most members of a society. despite the professionalism of marines, it would be zrakting and traumatizing to be forced to be naked in front of the opposite sex, particularly when your body has been ravaged by lack of hygiene. in the reverse, it would be painful to witness a membe
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
will be allowed to serve on the front lines but don't expect to see changes right away. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence tells us why. >> reporter: army infantry, marine recon, even special ops, on thursday, they all opened to women for the first time. the pentagon is eliminating its ban on women in combat, but there's a catch. did you know today's army would be so different than the one you joined? >> no. >> reporter: staff sergeant kelly rodriguez deployed three times to iraq and afghanistan and became one of the first female combat medics to work directly with special operations forces. >> it worked out because in future deployments that unit has taken several females to do that mission. >> reporter: in recent years the navy opened subamarine duty to women and the marines female engagement teams walked foot patrols with combat units. but there's a catch to opening the infantry. all jobs won't open immediately, and the pentagon left itself some wiggle room. sources say the services have to assess each job and unit to see if and when it'd be feasible for women to be integrated without lo
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 1:00pm PST
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FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
happening on the ground. bill: jennifer griffin is on the front line of the pentagon every day. what will this change, if anything, for women in the military, jennifer? >> reporter: essentially, bill, this will open 230,000 positions that have previously been that woman in the military had not had access to. it will open the positions in the army and marines in particular because those are the front line infantry troops. secretary panetta plans to make the announcement later today. he will officially lift the ban that has been in place since 199 on women serving in the front lines. again this will be thousands of positions that women had previously been denied access to. the service chiefs have until january 2016 to seek exceptions to certain units. some of the special operations units for instance. women who have been affected by the ban say they were denied promotions as a result of the discriminatory policy over the years, bill. bill: jennifer, women have for some time have contributed to mightily to the war on terror. they drive tanks. they knife airplanes in the air force. a lot
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
panetta is set to announce the pentagon is reversing its stance on women serving on the front lines. the official ban on female troops serving on the front lines has been in place since 1994. >>> opening arguments under way in the trial of five men accused of deadly gang raping a woman aboard a new delhi bus. a sixth suspect will be tried in juvenile court. >>> and three people now in custody after a raging fire at a vacant building in oakland. firefighters say it appears squatters started the fire at a three-story building on harrison street. no one was hurt. >>> the markets looking at a huge hit on apple. >> apple will likely drag the whole nasdaq index lower. apple is a major part of that measurement. the company reported incredible revenue but did not sell as many devices as analysts expected and that was enough to sink the stock in premarket trading. it hit an all-time high recently on expectations the rocket-like growth would continue and we're just not seeing that. now, one interesting tidbit. sales dipped cannibalized by the ipad. here's the downward trend for apple. keep in
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 8:00am PST
the pentagon's new plan to allow women on the front lines. >>> and then manti te'o sticking to his story that he's the victim of a cruel hoax. we hear from his so-called girlfriend for the very first time. the voice mails you need to hear to believe. jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson. the broth cooks trust most when making soup. mmmm! [ female announcer ] the secret is swanson. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visi
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 2:00am PST
with morrissey and brotherhood big wins. >> the pentagon called egypt a strategic partner in the u.s. in efforts to stabilize the region. cancelling the f-16 shipment would send a quote damaging and lasting signal to egypt civilian and military leadership. >> thank you so much for that report. >> it is time to brew on this. here's what we would like you to brew on today. the school at o-- they attend school at our nation's capital but soon they may not have to learn about how the government works. they are considering getting rid for the graduation requirement for having to take u.s. government class. these are national numbers. 24 percent of high school seniors scored proficient in areas including the u.s. constitution civil rights and the court system. >> we want to know do you think this is a good idea or if it's bad for students? send over your comments to us. tweet them to us at fox friends first or shoot us an e-mail at fox friend first@foxnews.com. we will read them later in the show. no u.s. constitution class for the kids. >> coming up on the rundown cheryl casone is here to help you ge
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 3:00am EST
the pentagon before. that's why they couldn't dot petition thing. >> it is called 12/11, baby. >> next? >> dan, what lessons if any can we learn from the movie "universal soldier." >> that lungrin and john claude van dam can have one hell of a fight scene at the end. i was genetic clear engineered to be meed yolker. >> that keeps you off the battlefield which is amazing. >> the i don't know stuff. >> isn't this a violation of our rights? >> this is the stupidest thing i have ever heard. i love the academic who started with the weasel word, arguable. 24r* are a lot of things arguable. >> there is an addition to the geneva convention that said extraordinary -- it was inhumane weapons. i don't know what is inhumane about an exoskeleten. >> all is fair in love and war which is why i wear an exoskeleten. >> he needs to learn his history. we will go back to world war ii. he was the first by logically engineered soldier. a, he got gorgeous. b, he went over to nazi germany ment -- over to the nazi germany. >> we will close things up with andy levy. >>> back to andy levy. post game wrap up. >> how is t
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. historic step. the pentagon expected to announce today it is lifting its long standing ban on women serving in combat, a ground breaking decision that's being both praised and criticized in and out of the military. >>> rigorous defense. >> what difference at this point does it make? >> a fired up hillary clinton takes on her critics during the testimony about the terror attacks in benghazi. she's heading back to the hill today as the man slated to replace her begins his confirmation hearing. >>> frozen solid. the arctic blast does not let up, millions of americans bracing for another day of bone chilling temperature cast. thursday, january 24th, 2013. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. let's get right to this story in washington, the decision to allow women in combat roles, a watershed moment being praised by a lot of people and others starting to wonder how it might impact the capability of other forces. >> we all know women have been putting their lives in dangerous war zones for many
FOX
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
. what you need to know before heading out the door this morning. >> pretty big move here. the pentagon is expected to clear women for combat rolls. what this means for the military and women serving. >> and opening up. manti te'o visits down or i'm down for his first tv interview since his fake romance went public. why he says the lie went on for so long. good morning i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. and the snow fall causing closings and delays. we have you covered. the federal government is open. the workers have the option of taking unscheduled leave or tele working. >> now to schools in maryland anarundle schools open 2 hours late. calvert and charles county schools are closed. frederick, montgomery and for instance georges county schools open 2 hours late. st. marys county schools are closed. >> to virginia now alexandria and arlington open 2 hours late. culpeper schools are closed. fairfax county schools are open 2 hours late. king george county schools are closed. louden county 2 hours late. prince william, staff forward, frederick, all closed. we know it's a lot. t
NBC
Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
the credit. in a surprise move the pentagon enlisted a ban dating back 20 years. kris sanchez joins us with reaction. a lot of women are saying it's with about time. >> reporter: that's right. four women along with the american civil liberties union, the aclu, sued the government over this ban. when the announcement came today they were shocked to hear the news. it is a policy change that could be life changing. >> pictures of me parachuting. >> reporter: in the eight years susan served in the u.s. air force, all but one of her dreams came true. that dream was a combat job from which women were banned. >> there are women who are extremely strong and have the ability and the skills they need to do well in this job. and to hold them back because of a stereotype is wrong. >> reporter: she now runs academy women, a support site dedicated to military women with 10,000 members. she says the ban often comes up. four women along with the national aclu and the northern california aclu chapters sued the government to overturn the ban. the announcement was a shock. >> the combat exclusion policy,
FOX
Jan 24, 2013 5:00am EST
.  >>> a ground-breaking announcement from the pentagon allowing militarywomen to fight on the front lines. the official announcement from defense secretary leon panetta is expected today. the move overturns a nearly two decade rule banning women from being assigned to combat. military services have until january of 2016 to adjust to the ruling our submit why certain positioned should not be offered to women. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton dade her role in the aftermath of the attacks on the u.s. cops last in libya. >>> today, a lot more friendly questions in the same senate foreign relations committee. confirmation hearings begin for president obama's choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. senator john kerry will sit at the witness table to answer questions from his colleagues. >>> back to the weather issues today, lots of school delays and some closures because of the winter weather. we are running the full list at the bottom of your screen and it is also on myfoxdc.com. >> still snowing out there. with us for a couple more hours. we'll see some afternoon sunshi
FOX
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am EST
by the pentagon giving women a chance at front line duty. an official announcement is expected today from defense secretary leon panetta. >> the move overturns a 1994 ruling that banned women from being assigned to combat units but the decision is drawing some crit schism schism. >> i don't think this is going to be over because panetta gave the announcement. services have until 2016 to do this or to give appear splaipg as to why certain kinds of units might not be appropriate for such integration. >> more than 150 american military women have died in iraq and afghanistan. -- to give an explanation. >> hillary clinton swears off with lawmakers about the handling the benghazi tax. >> a little bit later, dave ross joins me. we are talking manti te'o and another catfishing scam involving the redskins.  we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. b
FOX
Jan 24, 2013 10:00pm EST
: the pentagon is drafting new standards for serving in combat units, standards that include rigorous physical and mental conditioning that now both men and women must meet. >> the burden used to be we would say why should a woman serve in a particular specialty? now it's why shouldn't a woman serve in a particular specialty? >> reporter: 200,000 women already serve making up 15% of the military. 152 have died in iraq and afghanistan, but the change is sparking debate among female veterans. >> i threw hand grenades and set clay mines and fired an m- 16. i was ready for it and that was in the early '80s. >> i found that i broke down and had muscle atrophy and weight loss at a much more noticeable rate than my fellow marines. >> reporter: key republicans have endorsed the move to allow women in combat. >> the right thing to do. i support it. i just want us all to make sure that the standards, particularly the physical standards, are met. >> reporter: a statement from president obama read today every american can be proud that our military will grow even stronger with our mothers, wives, siste
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
challenging the pentagon policy, and kingsley browne, who wrote "coed combat," a book against women in combat. >>> frightening video. a 1-year-old girl ejected from a car during an icy crash in russia the child laying on the road and a huge semi truck barely misses her. here it is in slow motion. wow. the driver lost control of the suv while trying to pass another car. the child not strapped in, but instead sitting on a shelf under the back windshield. bad idea. the child suffered injuries to her head and face, but luckily is okay. >> look at this. right, the mom comes out and goes and picks the stuff out of the street, doesn't go to the baby, something weird about that video. >> disturbing all the way around there. she was on a shelf in the back. >> something very strange about that story. >> we have lighter news. big news for all "star wars" fans. reports say j.j. abrams will direct "star wars episode seven." it follows "return of the jedi" and will be the first produced by disney, which bought lucas film last year and announced plans for a sequel trilogy. abrams behind the "star trek" rebo
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am PST
-breaking mission in washington, the pentagon is set to end its ban on women in active combat missions. >> women have been fighting and dying in combat have proven they're fully capable of doing this. >>> apple shares fell 10% thursday, that's a loss of about $50 million. >>> prince harry back on british oil after deployment in afghanistan. >> i'm looking to catch up with people behind closed doors. you guys aren't invited. >>> all that -- >> the miami hurricanes destroyed and took down duke. >>> inexcusable, indefensible downright extraordinary. >>> all that the mares. >> as much as 81% people lie on online dating sites. which manti te'o says now you tell me. >>> the controversy wages on over whether beyonce lip synced the national anthem at the inauguration. >> it's now official jay-z has 100 problems. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." the cold air mass that pushed temperatures well below zero in the midwest has descended on the northeast. it is making life tough for thousands of superstorm sandy victims living in damaged homes in new york and new jersey. >>> northern new
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is "outfront." hillary clinton says it's risky to ignore this rising threat. >> benghazi did not happen in a vacuum. instability in mali has created an expanding safe haven for terrorists. >> reporter: and the defense secretary sounds like a man ready to go on offense. >> we've got to go after al qaeda, wherever the hell they're at. and yes, in mali if necessary. >> reporter: but the white house is not embracing the same tough talk. >> we are working with france and support their effort in mali, and believe that the goal of preventing terrorists' safe haven is an important one. >> reporter: in public, the administration swings from forceful to tentative. a senior u.s. official said the defense secretary's tough talk is classic panetta. "he's letting the french know we've got their back in the offensive against al qaeda." u.s. military planes recently started landing in the capital, bringing 200 french troops and tons of the equipment to the fight. they're also sharing intelligence. but france is taking the lead, in a push to route out al qaeda from mal
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